American Bowfin Caviar

Starting at $20.00

Hailing from Louisiana, the indigenous bowfin (also known as Cajun caviar) is known as “Choupique” and has been popular in Cajun cooking since the first settlers arrived. Though not a sturgeon, this ancient species of freshwater fish produces a robust and distinct roe that has gained popularity in caviar circles due to its affordable price and high quality. Bowfin caviar is wonderful as a garnish, appetizer, or even in baked preparations where the roe will turn to a red color once cooked.

Caviar Grading Process

All the caviar offered by Browne Trading is graded by our Caviar Master, Richard Hall. Grading refers to the evaluation of the caviar’s tone (color), texture (firmness), and taste. 

Quick Bowfin Caviar Facts

  • Species: (Amia calva) Bowfin
  • Country of origin: Louisiana, United States
  • Color: jet black to brown
  • Taste: mild
  • Size of pearls: small
  • Texture: firm

New to caviar?

Be sure to check out our guide for care and service. Note that caviar will remain optimal in your refrigerator, unopened, for 4-6 weeks. Crucially, once opened you should consume within three days.

Our Caviar Serving Assortment includes everything you need to serve and enjoy our caviar (bliniscreme fraiche, and mother of pearl spoons).


Shipping Info:

All orders are shipped via UPS Next Day Air. If a future delivery date is chosen, your order will ship the day before the selected date. If an order is placed after cutoff (2pm ET), your order will ship the next available shipping day. For example, orders placed after 2pm ET on Thursday will ship on the following Monday for Tuesday delivery.  Our shipping department is closed Friday-Sunday.  We do not offer Saturday or Monday delivery.

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